Titus Issues Statement of Support for Nevada's Legal Motion to Bring an End to Yucca Mountain
Washington, DC, September 20, 2022 | Sara Severens (202-924-1719)
Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01) expressed her support for the State of Nevada’s and the Nevada Agency for Nuclear Project’s new legal action to terminate federal licensing efforts at Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository.
Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01), Dean of the Nevada Congressional Delegation, expressed her support for the State of Nevada’s and the Nevada Agency for Nuclear Project’s new legal action to terminate federal licensing efforts at Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository.
The motion is being filed before the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). It asks the NRC to resume the adjudicatory portion of the licensing procedures and is the first procedural step for the NRC to consider taking a vote to suspend the Yucca Mountain license application.
“Nevada doesn’t use nuclear energy; we don’t produce nuclear waste; and we shouldn’t be required to store it,” said Rep. Titus. “The State’s motion is a step in the right direction toward putting an end to Yucca Mountain once and for all. I will continue to lead the fight in opposition to this dangerous project to force a nuclear waste dumping ground on Nevada.”
Congresswoman Titus has fought to close the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository once and for all. She reintroduced the Nuclear Waste Informed Consent Act to provide state, local, and Tribal governments with a central role in decisions regarding a permanent repository and storage program. Titus also successfully fought the Trump administration’s efforts to restart the Yucca Mountain licensing process, preventing funds from being included for the failed site in every final appropriations bill.